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Ski area: Super Ski (2 Alpes), France
Resort height: 1000m
Resort top height: 3600m

Super Ski, France
(Les Deux Alpes)
Km piste: 225
Lifts: 55 (2
Snow cannons: 200
Snow parks: Boardercross area with 12 banked bends and jumps, jump modules, a carving area, half pipe…

No. of slopes: 93

Green slopes 23 Blue slopes 43
Red slopes 16 Black slopes 11

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Driving distance from Calais: 587 miles (8hrs 25)

resort info

Venosc is a small, authentic mountain village located in the Oisans region on the edge of the Ecrins National Park. Narrow cobblestone streets, old farm houses, chapels and fountains make up the charm of Venosc.


Art and craft shops feature wood painting, pottery, ceramics, precious wood sculptures, silk painting, watercolours, leatherwear, jewellery... and if you want to find out anything just ask the friendly Monsieur Laval at the jewellery shop!


Les Deux Alpes and its ski area can be reached by a 6 person cable car which is usually open until 7pm.


If you want to venture to Les Deux Alpes in the evening or take part in activities during the day, the bustling resort of Les Deux Alpes has a varied après ski scene which caters for all ages with various inviting bars and clubs. In addition to a heated outdoor swimming pool, outdoor ice rink and sports centre, Les Deux Alpes offers a tanking centre with flotarium, sauna and Turkish baths to help relax any aching limbs at the end of a hard day’s activity. Les Deux Alpes is a 20 minute drive away.


Why Venosc?

·          High altitude skiing at Les Deux Alpes and excellent snow record. One of the largest glaciers in the Alps and Europe’s largest summer skiing area.

·          Above average sunshine conditions.

·          Charming little mountain village away from the hustle and bustle

·          Linked to Les Deux Alpes by gondola



  • Opening Dates
  • Child Care
  • Activities
  • Apres Ski/Eating
  • Access
  • Amenities
Opening Dates


Les 2 Alpes opens on 29th November 2014 - 25th April 2015


Child Care

In Venosc

Mme DURDAN Maité (approved)
+33 (0)4 76 11 04 72 / +33 (0)6 33 30 03 58

Melle VIARD Sabine (approved)
+33 (0)4 76 11 09 75 / +33 (0)6 51 61 93 39

In Les Deux Alpes

Les 2 Alpes has acquired the Famille Plus label for its childcare facilities. It also has the Top of the French Alps award. Please view here for more information on the Famille Plus & Top of the French Alps label.


Le Bonhomme de Neige - Creche, day nursery and leisure centre all under one roof! Located close to the snow garden, this new centre caters for children from 6 months to 6 years.


Creche at Les Deux Alpes – from 6 months – 2 years

Qualified nurses look after children. Hot meals available at lunchtimes.

2 half-days of adaption are required. Health books are required. Previous day booking. Open from 08.30-17.30.

Rates (approx) 12/13:

Mornings, 08.30-12.30 : €20 with meals and €18 without.

Afternoons, 13.30-17.30 : €18, snack included.

Full days, 08.30-17.30 : €31.50 meals included.

Contact : 0033 476 79 02 62


Day Nursery at Les Deux Alps –from 2 years – 6 years

Everyday from 08.30-17.00.

Takes children for ½ or full days with or without nap. Health book required. Registration will be made on site or by phone, daily from 8:30 to 11:00, later than the day-ahead, the extent of available places.

Rates (approx):
Day from 8:30 to 17:00 (possible from 3 years)
1 day = € 31.50
2 days = € 63.00
3 days = € 90.50
4 days = 118.00 €
5 days = € 144.00
6 days = € 168.00

Half day + lunch + nap from 8h30 to 14h00
1 day = € 22.00
2 days = € 44.00
3 days = € 65.00
4 days = € 85.00
5 days = € 103.00
6 days = € 121.00

½ day + dinner 8:30 to 12:30
1 day = € 20.00
2 days = € 40.00
3 days = € 60.00
4 days = € 78.00
5 days = € 94.50
6 days = € 110.00

Morning 8:30 to 11:30 or afternoon 14h00-17h00 without nap (possible from 3 ½ years)
1 day = € 16.00
2 days = € 31.50
3 days = € 47.00
4 days = € 60.00
5 days = € 72.00
6 days = € 84.00

Home after ski school from 12:30 to 17:00 (possible from 3 years)
1 day = € 22.00
2 days = € 44.00
3 days = € 65.00
4 days = € 85.00
5 days = € 103.00
6 days = € 121.00


* A child will never be allowed in full day on the first day. An adaptation of at least half a day is required (with or without meals).
* For hygienic reasons, no meal can be brought from outside.

Contact : 0033 476 79 06 77


Leisure Centre at Les Deux Alpes –from 6 years – 12 years.

During the holidays, all areas combined open every day except Saturday, from 8:30 to 17:30.
Excluding holidays, open Wednesdays and Sundays from 8:30 to 17:30.

Animation proposed: Crafts, snowshoeing, board games, painting, games, swimming.
Each week, a specific program is available from information points Les 2 Alpes.

For more information and to pre-register, you can contact FRANCINE and EMILIA 04 76 79 85 40.

Rates (Approx):
½ day = 10 €
½ day with lunch = 13 €
day without meal = 19 €
day with lunch = 22 €
Package 5 days = 90 €


Children’s Ski Lessons in Les Deux Alpes

Children can ski from 3 years old in Les Deux Alpes with ESF or from 4 years old with European Ski School.

Peak Retreats can pre-book this. See here for details on 2 Alpes ESF and ESS Ski Schools.



Snowshoeing, donkey rides, ski joering, sleigh rides, paragliding,

Let yourself be pulled along on skis by a donkey or mule, snow conditions permitting. Tariff: c15 € for 30 min with horses. c10 € for 30 min for children, with donkeys. Sleigh rides c5 € per child, 1 hour trip minimum, 3 children minimum. It’s necessary to book for ski-joering.


The donkey farm is open throughout the season non-stop, everyday.TARIFF: c3 € per person - c2,50 € children from 3 to 12 years. Children under 3 years are free.



Venosc is situated at the edge of the National Park, a paradise for hikers.

Hikes to do by foot or with snowshoes....

Small hikes - Less than 1 hours (go/ back)

Muzelle Waterfall 30 mn by foot

Discovery VENOSC hamlets … 40 mn by foot

The CRISTALLIERES... 30 mn by foot

Hikes from 1 to 2 hours

LAIRETTE ( 1000 m ) 1h30 to go

to go to DEUX ALPES (discover path) 1h30 to go up

To go to the DANCHERE 1h15 to go/1h to come back

More than 2 hours

To go to the LAKE LAUVITEL 3 hours by foot

To go to the lake and Muzelle's hut - 4 hours by foot


Most of the activities take place in Les Deux Alpes where there are hundreds to choose from. See more resort info on Les Deux Alpes page.


All the above information is for information only. For the most up-to-date information please visit the resort tourist office website


Venosc tourist office
38520 Venosc
Tél. : +33 (0) 476 80 06 82 or contact by email:


Apres Ski/Eating

7 restaurants/bars and 1 pub with music. Over 40 bars and 3 nightclubs in Les Deux Alpes.


Restaurants in Venosc-village
Le ptit resto de Lisa
Snack bar

Restaurant bio douces gourmandises
Candy, cakes etc

Restaurant la bombance
Located in the heart of the authentic village of Venosc, a splendid building houses a restaurant where you can enjoy nature: mountains specialties, traditional cuisine and PIZZA.

Restaurant le Château de la Muzelle
Restaurant tucked away in a castle dating from the seventeenth century along the Vénéon open from May.

Restaurant le Dolilou
Traditional restaurant in an old village house.



By Road: Driving distance from Calais to Venosc 587 miles (approx 8hrs25)

Motorway to Grenoble from Calais (exit N°8 Briançon, Vizille, stations de l’Oisans), then RN91 direction Briançon via the Bourg d’Oisans.

By Rail: Grenoble station 85km – Shuttle bus +33 476 80 51 22

We can also arrange car hire from Grenoble station



Grenoble Airport is 104km from Venosc (1 ½ hours) - Shuttle bus Monnet

Chambery Airport is 130km from Venosc (1 ¾ hours)

Lyon Saint-Exupery is 152km from Venosc (1 ¾ hours) - Shuttle bus Satobus

Geneva Airport is 211km from Venosc (2 ½ hours)


Airport Transfers to Venosc

Pre-book your private taxi transfer with Peak Retreats

Les Deux Alpes from Lyon, Grenoble, Chambey and Geneva


For prices click here


We can also arrange car hire from Lyon or St-Etienne airport


Craft shops in Venosc-village
Shop '' Au terroir''
Regional quality products.

Biological shop Douces Gourmandises
Local produce


Shop '' Il était une soie''
At the heart of an old renovated barn, we offer our crafts: fragrances, fabric creations, scarves, lamps, jewelry ...

Shop J'Veux du cuir
Crafts shop, 100% leather.
04 76 79 28 71

Shop '' La miellerie''
Marie Anne proposes you in her shop, honeys from her direct production

Shop '' Les 3 Lutins''
Miniature showcase creation

Shop '' Spirale''
Create jewelry, driftwood lamps, bags, scarves and hats ....


ski info

As one of the very few internationally renowned resorts in our programme, Les 2 Alpes was chosen for its high altitude ski area - one of the highest in the world. It boasts an excellent snow record, well above average sunshine conditions and an amazing 223km of snowsure ski slopes.



The ski area is well suited to all standards of skiers/boarders and most are above treeline. The pistes are separated into 3 areas: Pied-Moutet, Mont de Lans village and the high summits (3,600m glacier). There are 2 sides to Les 2 Alpes, the main side with the glacier and majority of pistes and the Vallee Blanche side opposite with blues and reds. The main slopes are all above the tree-line.


Skiing is available to all, both beginners and experts. One of the specialities of Les 2 Alpes is that ‘the higher the altitude, the easier the pistes’. 60% of its pistes are for beginners and intermediates and 40% for experienced and expert skiers.


There are 417ha of sign posted pistes (of which 80ha are on the glacier) and 1,400ha off piste including the famous link to La Grave.


Above 2200m most of the runs are north-facing and the top glacier section guarantees good snow.



Beginners will enjoy the magnificent views from the top of the glacier (high altitude) with wide easy runs or the nursery slopes at resort level beside the village. There are 5 lifts free for all on the lower slopes of Les Deux Alpes. Beginners with 3 or 4 days practise (depending on how quick they pick it up) could potentially ski from the top of the glacier down to resort level on greens and easy blues. That’s 8km worth of skiing! Beginners can buy smaller area passes by the day that cover certain lifts. See our lift pass price section for the € price to buy in resort.



Intermediates are well catered for with a good array of blues and reds. The top Glacier du Mont de Lans area has some easy slopes with nice views. You can go from the top down to Mont de Lans (a descent of 2270m vertical, possibly world’s biggest on-piste vertical).



There are plenty of black runs and off-piste to keep the expert skier busy. For the more adventurous, an outing to the slopes of La Grave is a must (guide necessary). 

2 Alpes is reached by snowcat from the top of the ski area to the 3568m Dome de la Lauze or a short walk. 



The extensive off-piste terrain is huge (5 different domains) and challenging. There is a good selection of serious routes with vertical drops.



Les 2 Alpes also ranks amongst France’s best for snowboarding. At mid-mountain, there are two boarder-cross courses and a big terrain-park (probably the best in Europe) including half-pipe and higher up there are several innovative terrain features such as ledges, gullies, canyons, all of competition standard.



Currently there is a long very narrow green run (often icy), black runs (again often icy) and new for winter 13/14 a red run going down the side of the newly built Diable chairlift and under it towards the central green slopes that take you back down to the resort. Those beginners with lack of confidence and intermediates would be better to ride the gondola back down.


Did you know?

The glacier situated between 3,200m and 3,600m is a great asset. To preserve it and counterbalance the wind at an altitude of more 3,000m, they have used a specific technique for 2 years: snow traps. The mechanical lifts company stocks the snow with wooden barriers or half tubes dug into the glacier. Snow groomers then collect this snow daily to distribute it on all the ski slopes of the glacier. The work carried out during the winter allows us to guarantee the skiability of the high altitude ski area and also ensure perfect skiing conditions in the summer season.



At an altitude of 3,400m, discover an extraordinary 360° panorama over the French and Italian Alps, from Mont Blanc to Mont Ventoux, without forgetting La Meije and the mountain range of Les Ecrins. Thanks to its unique geographical location, it offers stunning and exceptional views.


The White Cruise: a 45 minute circuit in a snowcat to discover the mountains in all their splendour (3,600m).

The Ice cave, an extraordinary site created in 1993. After 17 years, it is now at an altitude of 3,200m. Change of place and decor, 20 sculptors and 6 months of hard manual work. The sculptures are a surprise, you’ll have to come and discover them for yourself!


Helicopter trips to Alpe-d’Huez are around 65 euros return and a shuttle-bus goes on Wednesdays and Thursdays (booking essential).


Les 2 Alpes night skiing

Teleski des Lutins – open from Dec-April.


  • Ski Hire
  • Ski Passes
  • Ski School
  • Activities
Ski Hire


Les Deux Alpes ski hire prices start from £35 for children (skis and boots) & £48 for adults (skis and boots) for 7 days. View here for Les Deux Alpes ski hire prices

Ski Passes


Peak Retreats organises your LES DEUX ALPES LIFT PASS  for you as part of the service.


Check our great package prices for Les Deux Alpes.


Glacier Experience LIFT PASS 14/15 Les 2 Alpes


6 days

7 days

Adult (13-64)



Child (5-12)



Senior (65-71)



Child (under 5) & Senior (72 and over)


* Proof of age will be requested - Photo Required for Free passes

Your hands-free lift pass cards will be sent to you in your voucher pack, so you won’t have to queue at the lift pass office with a voucher on arrival.

*The 6 Day Glacier Experience lift pass will also allow you to ski on the other Grande Galaxie domains: 2 days in Alpe d'Huez/Oz/Vaujany, 1 day in Serre Chevalier, 1 day in Puy Saint Vincent, 1 day in Mongenèvre/Voie Lactée/Sestrière). Free entrance (one per day) to the ice rink and swimming pool is also included.


Children under 5 and seniors over 72 receive a FREE lift pass.

Note: Proof of age will be required for reduced price passes.


Free lifts in Les 2 Alpes

5 ski lifts free for all at the bottom of the pistes at 1600m.


Other lift pass on offer (to buy locally in resort in Euros):


Les 2 Alpes day ski pass rates for beginners 13/14:

Day ski passes are broken down into 3 passes giving partial or total access to the skiing area:
Foot of pistes for ½ day = 13 € (ideal for beginners)

Ski Sympa (21 ski lift) = 24 € (ideal for progressing beginners)


Les 2 Alpes day ski pass rates 14/15:

Super Ski (entire skiing area)
Normal = 46.50 €
Under 13 / over 65 = 37.20 € 


Half Day different formulas morning or afternoon 14/15 rates:
½ day morning until 1pm (+10€ deposit)
SEASON: from 20/12/2014 to 17/04/2015
Adult 38.00€
Children 30.00€
Senior 33.60€
½ day afternoon from 12noon
Season: from 20/12/2014 to 17/04/2015
Adult 39.50€
Children 31.50€
Senior 35.50€


Cheaper rates beginning and end of season.


Ski School


Two choices – Book with either ESS (European Ski School) or ESF (French Ski School) at Les 2 Alpes


The European Ski School is an independent ski school. With a carefully selected team of ski instructors from France, Britain, Italy and Austria, their aim is to provide a fun and effective way to improve your skiing. All the non British instructors speak great English and the team is comprised of experts passionate about skiing. All groups will benefit from video analysis (weather permitting) and log books. All clients will receive progress reports and all children will receive a certificate and a medal.


SKI SCHOOL 14/15 Les 2 Alpes Lessons only (lift-pass not included)

European Ski School


Children (4-12yrs)

6 half-days1




5 half-days 2

Levels 1 to 6



6 half-days snowboard 3 - Beginners only



(over 10yrs only)

3 half-days snowboard 4 - all other levels



During high season, lesson times may be moved forward one hour to ensure maximum skiing time, avoiding too much queuing

Please note that a booking fee of £9 per party will apply


1 Sun 11.00-13.30, Mon - Fri 10.00-12.30 except weeks commencing 27/12, 14/2, 4/4: 11.00-13.30 every day. 2 Sun 11.00-13.30, Mon - Fri 10.00-12.30, with Weds off except weeks commencing 28/12, 15/2, 5/4: 11.00-13.30 every day. 3 Sun 09.00-11.00, Mon-Fri 13.00-15.00, except weeks commencing 27/12, 14/2, 4/4: 09.00-11.00 every day 4 Sun - Tues 11.00-13.00 except weeks commencing 27/12, 14/2, 4/4: 15.00-17.00 every day


Ski School – Ecole du Ski Francais                                            


SKI SCHOOL LES 2 ALPES 14/15 Lessons only (lift pass not included)

Ecole du Ski Francais



6 Half-Days (Sunday-Friday)

5 Half-Days (Monday-Friday)




Ski Kindergarten 3-5yrs



Ski Kindergarten 3-5yrs

Mornings 09.15-12.00







Afternoons 14.30-17.00







Full days 9.15-12.00 + 14.30-17.00**














Mornings 09.15-12.00







Afternoons 14.30-17.00







Full days 9.15-16.15**







** Meal+lunch time supervision between 12.00-14.30 - Children ONLY (3-12 years)





For 6 days

for 5 days

Please note that a booking fee of £9 per party will apply - Cost of medal now included for children



Ski School: Please note that: Lesson times are subject to change right until the last minute. Outside French school holidays the ski school reserves the right to cancel group lessons should numbers be insufficient. For peak periods (20/12-3/1, 07/2-07/3 & 11/4-25/4) we strongly recommend that you book as early as possible and in any case at least 6 weeks prior to the required dates. AM lessons tend to get booked up first and therefore we may only be able to offer PM classes within 6 weeks of departure. In some resorts English speaking instructors may not always be available, particularly at peak times.


Les 2 Alpes Individual Tuitions

(ESF 14/15 prices, NOT pre-bookable)

Private lessons by the hour 

1h for 1 or 2 people - 45,00 € 
1h for 3 or 4 people - 59,00 € 
1h for 5 to 10 people (group) - 69,00 € 
1h30 for 1 or 2 people - 67,50 € 
1h30 for 3 or 4 people - 88,50 € 
2h for 1 or 2 people - 90,00 € 
2h for 3 or 4 people - 118,00 € 

Lift priority during the private lessons
The lessons take place between 12h30 and 14h30. The sessions can last 1h30 or 2h.

Regrouping several people for lessons means it is imperative that people have the same technical level of skiing or snowboarding.


Individual tuitions can only be purchased directly from the ski school. Peak Retreats cannot pre-book these.

Please note that prices are only an indication and are subject to change


ESF Ski school Les 2 Alpes contact numbers for private lessons:


Ecole du Ski Francais 2 Alpes: Tél. 0033 476 79 21 21 – Fax 0033 476 79 22 07 



PRIVATE LESSONS (All Levels) - Ski & Snowboard

Private lessons must be booked for a minimum of two hours and you will be able to jump the queues with our lift queue priority system in groups of max 4 people.

However, the “Early birds” private lessons from 09:00 -10:00am every morning do offer the chance of a one hour private lesson.

1 Person € 45,00/hour*
2 People € 50,00/hour*
3 People € 60,00/hour*
4 to 8 People € 65,00/hour*

*Private lessons must be booked for a minimum of two hours.


ESS contact numbers for private lessons:

European Ski School 2 Alpes: Tél. 0033  476 79 74 55




Mountain restaurants in Les Deux Alpes 

9 mountain restaurants open 7 days a week.

There are mountain restaurants at all the major lift junctions.


Les Deux Alpes Snowpark

Probably the best in Europe and features: Three tables, rails, hips and boxes, a big air jump, half-pipe, kids only mini park, beginner zone and rail zone. Plus boardercross and BBQ area. In the winter it is located above Toura.


Les Deux Alpes Big Airbag

Take off on skiing and snowboarding jumps and land in complete safety on a 15 metre long by 11 metre wide
inflatable mattress. Instruction guaranteed by qualified Freestyle specialist instructors.
Open fromOpen from Sunday-Friday from 2.30pm-5.30/6pm. Saturdays on request. Bottom of piste near to piste des Lutins.


Les Deux Alpes Cross-country

Les Deux Alpes: 2 marked tracks through the woods

Linked to Les Deux Alpes by cable car, the Valley of Veneon (Venosc) is an untouched natural area with 3 marked tracks from 3km to 24km.  


Les Deux Alpes Full Moon Evenings

Ski on the glacier until the sun goes down, enjoy a mountainside meal and dance, then return to the resort by moonlight. Dates for 13/14:

Tuesday 17th December 2013

Thursday 16th January 2014

Friday 14th February 2014 (Valentines Day)

Monday 17th March 2014

Tuesday 15th April 2014


Les Deux Alpes - Alpe d'Huez Helicopter Trip

SAF HÉLICO .... A 04
Deux Alpes Loisirs
Immeuble Le Meijotel
Tél: +33 (0)4 76 79 75 01
Skiing links between Les 2 Alpes / Alpe d'Huez. Panoramic views.


Les Deux Alpes Speedriding

ESF - Maison des 2 Alpes
BP 77
Tél: +33 (0)6 07 72 26 60

Open from 12noon to 5pm.

Representatives at the French Ski School every evening from 5.30pm to 6.30pm.

Introduction to and instruction in this new snowsports activity which combines flying and skiing. Snowsports with a sail, short and longer flights…
Introductory sessions and mini-courses made up of individual lessons.
Rate from 100€ per session.


Les Deux Alpes Snowshoeing

Bureau des Guides (Maison des 2 Alpes - ESF - Place des 2 Alpes) 0033 608 76 73 80

The guides office is open from Monday to Friday from 3.30pm to 6.30pm and on Sundays from 10.30am to 12.30pm.
SNOWSHOEING HIKE (Snowshoes, poles and minibus transport provided)
Daily hikes for all ability levels to explore the Oisans region, from its peaks to its wildest valleys, out-of-resort itineraries.
25€ per ½ day, 45€ per full day, 23€ per night, course of 5 x ½ days 110€.  


Les Deux Alpes Off-Piste & Free-Ride

Bureau des Guides (Maison des 2 Alpes - ESF - Place des 2 Alpes) 0033 608 76 73 80

Office open Mon-Fri from 15.30-18.30 as well as Sun morning from 10.30-12.30.

Off-piste Skiing and Snowboarding, Free Ride (safety equipment provided) Vallons de la Meije, Les 2 Alpes, Alpe d'Huez or Serre Chevalier, Oisans’ legendary corridors.
Heliskiing in Italy
From family excursions to more demanding itineraries, from 90 €/ per person, or group bookings from 340€ for the day, safety equipment provided. Option of courses over multiple days.

Les Deux Alpes Ski Touring

Bureau des Guides (Maison des 2 Alpes - ESF - Place des 2 Alpes) 0033 608 76 73 80

Office open Mon-Fri from 15.30-18.30 as well as Sun morning from 10.30-12.30.

From beginner's sessions to more difficult itineraries, the wide open spaces of the mountains are all yours; From 90€/per person and 340€ for a whole day group booking.


Les Deux Ski Patrol Morning

Every Wednesday morning, meet the ski patrol team at the foot of the Jandri Express; join them to opening the slopes before everyone else arrives, and enjoy around 2 hours of skiing and learning about the job of a ski patroller before heading to Le 3200 restaurant for breakfast with them. Bring your skipass. 3 star skiing ability required. Information and bookings available from the main ski pass office.


Access to La Grave

The access to la Grave by les 2 Alpes opens on Sunday the 19th of January 2014. This access is valid every day except for the Saturdays of March. The connection, by tracked vehicle, occurs every day from 10 to 13 o’clock.

In order to inform our clients as best as we can, the prices for the extensions to La Grave will be the following ones:

Ski passes for 6 days and more - €21


Other Accommodation In: Venosc

More details
Planet I & II
Chalets with outdoor pool
Sleeps 14. Bedrooms: 7
Located in a pretty, quiet and open area, 5 minute walk up to the gondola departure for Les Deux Alpes.

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